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Suasive

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Suasive Having power to persuade; persuasive; suasory. "Genial and suasive satire."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • suasive Having power to persuade; persuasive.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Suasive tending to persuade: persuasive
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. suasiosuadēre, to advise.

Usage

In literature:

Controversy ensued, haughty, magisterial, domineering, on the part of Bossuet; on the part of Fenelon, meek, docile, suasive.
"Classic French Course in English" by William Cleaver Wilkinson
Oliver Goldsmith was the most pure and suasive spirit of his age.
"Oliver Goldsmith" by E. S. Lang Buckland
His temptations are suasive, his lures less material.
"Malplaquet" by Hilaire Belloc
Controversy ensued, haughty, magisterial, domineering, on the part of Bossuet; on the part of Fenelon, meek, docile, suasive.
"French Classics" by William Cleaver Wilkinson
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In poetry:

Oh! that thou'd grant me grace, despair,
My dread, my sore distress, my pain,
Or I could breathe some form of prayer,
Or might some suasive word obtain,
Through which to move to clemency
The iron hand that shackles me.
"Lines To Caste" by Samuel Alfred Beadle